You asked for it so we built it! Allow multiple attendees to easily self-book the same class or event. Group Class is recommended for group events or online training that requires individual sign-up. Each attendee can sign-up at their convenience via a custom scheduling page (and pay via credit card if required). Group Class requires that the event date and time be pre-selected.
If 'No Limit' is selected then the Group class supports up to 1000 attendees. Alternatively, you can choose to customize the attendee limit using Max Attendees.
Group Class is now available for all users on the Professional or Team Plan.
Please note due to 3rd party calendar limitations Group Class is NOT compatible with the following booking calendars: iCloud and Exchange On-Premises. Learn More.
Create a Group Class (Meeting Type)
Before you can schedule a Group Class you will need to create and customize a new Group Class meeting type. Meeting types let you easily pre-configure your meeting settings, and then reuse these settings for faster meeting scheduling. Once you create a meeting type you can reuse it for similar classes, or you can create multiple Group Class meeting types with different settings. For example one for your weekly webinar, and one for group coaching sessions.
- Go to Meeting Types and click "+ New Meeting Type".
- Select "Group Class" as your type.
- Give your meeting type a name. Once saved this can't be edited so please choose wisely.
- Customize each section as required. For example, you can add a custom title and description, limit the number of attendees, add a video provider or enable payment collection, and much more! Learn more about customizing meeting types.
- Save your meeting type.
- Once you create a Group Class meeting type, you can use it to schedule a specific class. Until you schedule your first class your Group Class landing page will be empty.
Schedule a Group Class
Once you have created a Group Class meeting type you can use it to schedule a Group Class at a predetermined time.
- Go to Meeting Types and click "Schedule Class".
- The Group Class scheduler will open.
- Select the appropriate Group Class Meeting Type from the list.
- Select the date and time for your class.
- Update any of the other settings as required (such as duration or Max Attendees).
- If 'No Limit' is selected then the Group class supports up to 1000 attendees.
- Click "Next" and a custom scheduling page for your class will be created. This page is accessible from a unique scheduling link.
- Share this custom link with your clients/prospects so they can sign-up for your class.
- Once you share your link, go to Upcoming Tasks to track the scheduling progress.
Managing Group Classes
After you schedule your Group class you can view and manage the sign-up progress from your Upcoming Tasks. In addition, every time someone new joins the class the meeting creator will receive a notification (from the preferred notification channel).
Canceling a Class: To cancel an upcoming class click "Cancel" from the task card. All attendees will be notified and the calendar will be updated automatically. If "auto-refund" was enabled then all paid attendees will be automatically refunded.
Reschedule a Class: You can reschedule a class to another specific time. To get started go to the associated Task card by selecting "..." and then "Reschedule". All invitees will be informed of the update with an automatic notification and calendar update.
Remove an Attendee: Remove attendees from the associated Task card by selecting "..." and then "Remove Invitees". The removed invitee will be informed and their calendar will be automatically updated. Please note that removing an attendee will not automatically refund them. This must be done manually outside of CalendarHero.
What do my Clients / Attendees see?
Once you scheduled your Group Class share simply share your custom scheduling link with your clients/attendees so they can sign up.
Clients can easily sign-up from either the Group Class landing page (copy the link from your meeting type list) or directly from the class scheduling page via the unique scheduling link (created when you schedule the class, and available from your Upcoming Task card).
If you want to share different classes (created with multiple meeting types) then we recommended creating a Directory.
The Group Class landing page lists all upcoming group classes associated with that Group Class meeting type. Attendees can click "+Sign up" to be taken to the class scheduling page. If you added a Max Attendees limit then spots available in the class will automatically be limited after the maximum sign-ups are reached.
From the class scheduling page, an attendee can click "Select" and then provide additional details (name, email) to quickly sign-up for the class. If you added a payment option, your attendees will also be able to pay via credit card while booking.
Once an attendee clicks "Confirm" they will receive an email confirmation (sent from your meeting assistant) and a calendar event with all the class details (such as time, date location, or video link). The full class attendee list will be hidden.
If you are scheduling with Microsoft please note that there is a limitation with meeting notifications. All group class invitees will receive a notification when someone signs up for the group class. We recently added this notification so that when users are scheduling meetings they're aware.
Why does my Group Class scheduling page say there are no upcoming events?
Every Group Class meeting type has a personal scheduling page accessible from the scheduling link. This page will list all upcoming scheduled classes associated with the meeting type. If you have not scheduled any classes, or those classes have passed, then you will see a "Sorry! There are no upcoming events" message.
Can I automatically collect payments for my Group Class?
Yes! Group Class supports collecting payments and issuing auto-refunds (for class cancellations).
Can I limit how many spots are available in my class?
Yes! Add a Maximum Attendee limit to limit class sign-ups. Once the limit has been reached new attendees will be prevented from joining.
Can an attendee decline the class after signing up?
Yes, a class attendee can click the cancel link provided in their email confirmation or calendar event to decline a class. They will be asked to enter their email address and then will be able to select "Decline" from the original confirmation page. The attendee may choose to add a reason for declining or send a note. The meeting creator will automatically be notified when an attendee declines. Please note meeting creators must manually provide refunds if a class is declined by an attendee as payment auto-refunds are only initiated when a class is canceled.
Can I cancel my group class?
Yes, you can cancel the class from your Upcoming Task card. Simply click "Cancel" and all attendees will be notified. If "auto-refund" was enabled then all paid attendees will be auto-refunded.
How do I reschedule a Group Class?
Yes, you can reschedule a class for another specific time. To get started go to the associated Task card by selecting "..." and then "Reschedule." All invitees will be informed of the update with an automatic notification and calendar update.
How do I remove attendees from a Group Class?
Yes, you can remove attendees from the associated Task card by selecting "..." and then "Remove Invitees". The removed invitee will be informed and their calendar will be automatically updated.
Can I have attendees sign up for a series of classes at one time?
At this time each class has to be scheduled separately. If this is an important enhancement to you let our product team know you want this feature. Contact Us.